Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes

The Story:

            Whenever I was at the grocery store this last summer, I would buy Reese’s Pieces.  Whenever I saw them, they would just magically appear in my hand or in my cart. 

            The funny thing?  
            I don’t even really like them.

            But my best friend of the time really loved them.  And I didn’t get to see him nearly all summer, so buying those silly Reece’s Pieces just made me feel like I wasn’t so far away from him.

            I wasn’t about to eat the Reese’s Pieces all alone—now that would be pathetic.  So instead of eating them, I just let the bags pile up on a table.  Once the pile reached a height I could decently measure with a ruler, I decided it was time to make good use of the candies. 

         I needed something simple and playful. 

Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes

1 box chocolate cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup buttermilk 
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Peanut Butter Buttercream:
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk

1.     In a small bowl, mix oil and eggs.  Add milk and sour cream.
2.    Add to chocolate cake mix (sift for easy mixing).  Add cinnamon and vanilla.
3.    Bake according to box instructions
4.    Frosting: Whip peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy, should take a few minutes.
5.    Add milk and vanilla.
6.   Add as much powdered sugar as desired.

* You can also bake these with a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup in the center.

19 thoughts on “Reese’s Pieces Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Vicki says:

    I found your blog from Leigh Anne's.
    I am going to make these for my son's birthday!
    Thanks for all the great recipes!

  2. 2
    Kaitlin says:

    Oh my gosh, these were SOOOO yummy! My cousin and I made them today, the frosting was unbelievable! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  3. 3
    kelsdeliciouslife says:

    These look amazing! I can't wait to try them!

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    How do you get your frosting to look so pretty on the cupcakes?

  5. 5
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Usually, I use a piping top to frost. I did these cupcakes over a year ago though, so they were made just as I was starting to get into cupcakes.

  6. 6
    Christina Bauer says:

    The frosting. OHMYGOD. Incredible! Thank you!!

  7. 7
    Allie Co. says:

    I made these today and will be blogging about it tonight! 🙂 absolutely delicious!

  8. 8
    Anonymous says:

    for the butter what would be the same as one stick?

  9. 9
    Lizzy Mae says:

    One stick of butter is 1/2 cup butter

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    i love it i even put my own twist to it

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    How many cupcakes does this recipe make? I need to make at least 10. Thanks!

  12. 12
    Lizzy Mae says:

    It makes 20-24 cupcakes! Have fun!

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    I made these cupcakes today and they turned out SO good! I even baked them with Reeses Peanut Butter cups in the middle. Thank you for this recipe!!

  14. 14
    Angel says:

    I made these for my husband’s birthday party as well as some chocolate ones and the frosting on these tastes a lot like the peanut butter balls I’ve had at Christmas which is great for my hubby because he doesn’t like frosting. I used crumbled peanut butter cups on top and they look yummy! Thanks:)

  15. 15
    Becca says:

    Can I use a devils food cake instead of chocolate?

  16. 16
    Becca says:

    Oh and sorry one more question, do you like this frosting or the frosting you make for the M&M cupcakes with peanut butter frosting better? I wondered if the one for the M&M cupcakes would hold better? I like the look of those ones best although these look heavenly too and I want to do chocolate cake for sure!

  17. 17
    pebri says:

    With a beautiful view like this, surely all kids like

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